Is the everlasting torture of non-believers any religion’s achilles heel?
Why did this play for power go unquestioned for so long?
Would the threat of being burned alive keep us in line?
At least in public?
Is this the kind of thing that wakes one up
to wonder if hell and heaven are just words?
Can logic wound magical thinking so that language collapses
for a moment or two leaving a frightening awareness?
Is it that language is not about to collapse for very long on its own?
But what about magical thinking collapsing?
What’s the difference between Santa and heaven and hell.?
Nobody has to die to find out Santa’s not real.